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Hannah Blackwell summarises the recent report from the Royal College of Obstetricians and Gynaecologists, which highlights that there are too many poor quality investigations into babies who are stillborn or suffer severely brain damaged during labour.
Ali Cloak considers the findings of recent research suggesting that, on average, 15 babies are stillborn every day in the UK and that there is an alarming disparity in the rates of stillbirths across the country.
Erb’s palsy is not the only type of injury that can be caused by shoulder dystocia – this blog explores the relationship between shoulder dystocia and brain injury in babies.
A blog by Kerstin Kubiak, promoting ‘Carers Week’, which runs from 6th – 12th June 2016 and considering the vital role of carers, and why more support for carers is required.
Paul Rumley considers the importance of medical records in clinical negligence cases, and the difficulties that can arise with poorly kept medical records.
Abigail Ringer writes about recent further research into ‘cooling’ treatment for babies who have suffered lack of oxygen during their birth.
Naomi Todd considers recent proposals for changing the way that midwives are supervised in the UK and also separating the function of regulation of midwives.
Hannah Blackwell comments upon the announcement that the government is to invest over £2 million pounds to improve maternity services and considers the wider implications of this.
In the last of our series of articles focussing on all aspects of legal claims for children with cerebral palsy, Tracy Norris-Evans explains what happens after a claim concludes and how compensation paid to a child with cerebral palsy is managed and protected.
In the ninth of our series of articles focussing on all aspects of legal claims for adults and children with cerebral palsy, Richard Coleman explains how compensation is assessed in claims for adults and children with cerebral palsy.
In the eighth of our series of articles focussing on all aspects of legal claims for adults and children with cerebral palsy, Simon Elliman provides answers to some of the most ‘frequently asked questions’ by those who are considering bringing a claim for compensation.
This seventh blog in our series of blogs relating to injuries suffered around the time of birth, considers recent news reports which suggest that there may be a greater likelihood of mothers and babies suffering injuries if they are born at the weekend.
This sixth blog in our series of blogs relating to injuries suffered around the time of birth, considers potential complications which can sometimes occur following a baby being born which, if not treated properly, can result in significant brain injury and cerebral palsy.
This fifth blog in our series relating to injuries suffered around the time of birth, discusses Group B Streptococcus infection, an infection which can be passed from mother to baby during labour, and the importance of prompt diagnosis and treatment to avoid serious injuries to babies.
In this fourth blog in our series relating to injuries suffered around the time of birth, we will be considering the importance of appropriate monitoring during pregnancy and labour to avoid brain injury caused by oxygen starvation.
In this third blog in our series relating to injuries suffered around the time of birth, we will be considering the implications of intra-uterine growth restriction (IUGR).
In this second blog in a series relating to injuries suffered around the time of birth, we will be looking at the need for parents to be given full advice as to the benefits and risks of different options for delivery, and the implications of a recent significant legal case.
This blog is the first in a series of informative blogs in which we will be looking at the different types of cerebral palsy and circumstances that may give rise to a legal case.
Kerstin Kubiak, Partner, shares reflective feedback from parents who have pursued clinical negligence claims for their children, with a view to being informative and helpful to other parents who may be considering similar litigation.
Joachim Stanley considers the recent Court of Appeal ruling in relation to ‘bedroom tax’ and the implications for disabled children and their families.
A blog discussing new developments in medical science relating to babies who require resuscitation at birth and giving increased hope of their survival.
Hannah Blackwell considers a recent research from Imperial College London in which they concluded that babies born in hospitals in England at the weekends have a “significantly” greater chance of dying than those born on week days.
Rosie Blacker writes about a recent national enquiry into stillbirths in the UK, the issues raised and considers the future in light of this enquiry and whether changes could and should be implemented to reduce the number of stillbirths.
Lucy Crawford, Solicitor in the Clinical Negligence Team, consider the reported benefits of music therapy for patients who have suffered brain injuries and stroke.
This blog describes how umbilical cord prolapse can occur; how it should be managed; why it is a medical emergency and also considers why outcomes for babies who have suffered from cord prolapse are improving when the incidence of cord prolapse has not.